Rappelling: Rope Descending and Ascending Skills for by Bob Gaines

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By Bob Gaines

In Rappelling you'll locate every thing you want to find out about descending a rope, from the main uncomplicated to complicated techniques, including knots, rigging ideas, rappel units, and more. Included is a finished dialogue of ropes, slings, and the entire utilized in rappelling.  Rappelling thoughts for climbing are coated intimately, together with multi-pitch rappelling tools and cord administration. unmarried rope fastened line rappelling concepts utilized in caving, canyoneering, and for commercial functions also are mentioned, alongside with improvised rope ascending recommendations ("prusiking") and ascending a set rope with mechanical ascenders ("jumaring"). Rappelling twist of fate research and prevention is additionally incorporated, besides a piece on rappel back-ups and defense checks. 

Inside you'll locate details on:
• Ropes
• Rappel units
• Slings and webbing
• Knots and hitches
• Rigging rappel anchors
• Rappelling equipment
• Rope retrieval recommendations
• Rappelling coincidence research
• Rappel security back-ups
• operating with fixed traces
• Rope ascending suggestions

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The big advantage of these high-tech cords is their low weight, high strength, and low bulk, which is advantageous for situations like multipitch rock climbing and canyoneering. If you use these high-tech cords, you should tie the cordelette with a triple fisherman’s knot, and consider replacing them more often with high use. Keep in mind that the price tag on the high-tech cords is roughly twice as much as nylon. The bottom line is this: For an all-purpose cordelette, you can’t go wrong with old-school nylon—a 7mm diameter nylon cord is a good choice.

Indd 47 47 7/24/13 10:15 AM This poorly rigged two-bolt chain anchor has three single components that could potentially fail, but it can be easily backed up with a sling. indd 48 7/24/13 10:15 AM Rust has taken hold of this chain like a terminal cancer. The odd piece of hardware the rope is threaded through is called a lap link, a malleable piece of soft steel made with a slight gap that allows you to thread it onto chain or a bolt hanger, then close shut by smashing it with a hammer against the rock.

Carabiners come in a variety of shapes: oval, D-shaped, and pear-shaped. A basic carabiner is of aluminum alloy, with a spring-loaded gate on one side. The spine of the carabiner is the solid bar stock opposite the gate. The small protrusion on one end of the gate is 22 Two oval carabiners have the gates properly opposed and reversed. called the nose, and this visually tells you which way the gate opens. The basic design has a small pin on the gate that latches into a groove on the nose end. The preferable “keylock” design eliminates the pin, and the gate and bar come together in a machined notch.

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